Susan Page Davis is the author of more than 50 novels and novellas in the historical romance, mystery, and suspense genres. She is the mother of six and grandmother of nine. A Maine native, she now lives in western Kentucky with her husband Jim. Visit her website at: www.susanpagedavis.com , where you enter another free book drawing, subscribe to her newsletter, and read a short story on her Romance page, besides seeing all her books.
Welcome to Novel PASTimes, Susan! Please tell us about your most recent book release.
In The Christmas Tree Bride, Polly Winfield lives at the stagecoach station that her father operates and often sees Jacob Tierney, one of the drivers. But winter arrives on the prairie bleak and uneventful, and she confesses to Jacob that all she longs for is a Christmas tree. Will a stagecoach accident prevent him from making her wish come true? This novella is #8 in the popular 12 Brides of Christmas series, sold separately as e-books. It’s also found in the paper collection White Christmas Brides, found exclusively in Wal-Mart.
What led you to write this story?
My editor came up with the idea for the 12 Brides of Christmas collection. She suggested some titles, and one of them sparked this story for me. I live far from most of my family now, and Polly’s longing for friends and relatives around her echoes my own heart this season.
How do you schedule or find time for your writing? What does your average day look like?
Writing is a full-time job for me. I’m usually at my desk around 7 a.m. and writing on my current book by 8. After I finish the day’s allowance of needed words, I work on other tasks like revising, doing interviews, correspondence, and so on.
As a Christian author, what do you feel is the best way to weave God’s truth into your story?
I try to show this in the characters’ reactions to circumstances. How their faith impacts their lives, especially when they have difficulties, shows God’s power and love.
Are you an introvert or extrovert? And why do you think this?
I’m an introvert who has been forced to do some extroverted things. I was painfully shy as a child. As an adult, I spent many years as a news correspondent. Being forced to interview people and learn to put them at ease helped me to be more comfortable talking to others.
Tomorrow we'll learn what writing related tasks Susan procrastinates and what motivates her to write. Come back to learn more about Susan.
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Heroes Heroines and History where she blogs on the 23rd of each month.